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Venezuela Bans Evictions, Delinquencies Soar 99%, Impossible to Get New Lease

Thanks to inane economic policies enacted by former Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez, and kept in place by current president Nicolás Maduro, it's impossible to find an apartment to rent in Venezuela.Mish-modified translation from Libre Mercado... Show More Summary

Blog: In Venezuela, online news helps journalists get their voices back

When Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez was rumored to be gravely ill four years ago, his socialist government was tightlipped about the diagnosis. Then in June 2011 a source in Havana, Cuba, where Chávez was being treated, told Nelson Bocaranda, a veteran columnist for the Caracas daily El Universal, that...

Venezuela's Largest Pharmacy Chain Execs Jailed For "Provoking The People With Economic War"

Because admitting that the Venezuelan utopia is failing due to the policies of Hugo Chavez' "socialist revolution" would leave the thread by which Venezuelan socialism hangs ready to snap, President Maduro has shifted the blame for hyperinflating-price-based staples shortages and food lines from a cut in oil revenues to the dastardly capitalists. Show More Summary

How Venezuela’s Collapse Helped Thaw Cuban-American Relations

The late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez helped keep the Cuban regime propped up, but that's not possible in an era of low oil prices

Now There’s a Ballet About Hugo Chávez

"From Spider-Seller to Liberator" celebrates the life of the late Venezuelan president. Critics call it propaganda

New Cologne ‘Hugo’ Honors Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez, Fruitier Than Che Cologne

A Cuban company has developed two new colognes, one that celebrates the late Hugo Chávez and another one for Argentinian revolutionary Ernesto “Che” Guevara. It looks like the next big thing in smell is socialism. The AP reports that...Show More Summary

The Chavez Prayer? Venezuelan Socialist Puts Hugo Chavez’s Name Into Lord’s Prayer

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National leaders are often held in high regard by their supporters, but very rarely are they literally deified. Such was the case in Caracas, though, where supporters of former Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez inserted the deceased Chavez’s name into the Lord’s Prayer. Show More Summary

Venzuelan President Nominates Chavez's Daughter as UN Ambassador

In a special event dedicated to support for anti-Israeli elements in Gaza, the Venezuelan government announced that María Gabriela Chávez, the daughter of late Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chávez, would be making her political debut as an ambassador to the United Nations shortly. Show More Summary

Venezuela Banned Guns: Let’s Not Follow Their Example

(John Hinderaker) In June 2012, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez banned all sales of firearms and ammunition to civilians: With Chavez’s new gun-control law, only the Venezuelan army, police officials and certain groups such as security...Show More Summary

Everything you need to know about the Venezuelan protests

What are the protests about?A broken economy, crime, shortages of basic goods, and political repression. When the populist President Hugo Chávez died last year, he left Venezuela's economy and civil society in shambles. Chávez's handpicked...Show More Summary

Fisking Maduro

Francisco Toro debunks Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s NYT op-ed, focusing on his specious claim that Hugo Chávez and his movement “created flagship universal health care and education programs, free to our citizens nationwide”:...Show More Summary

Venezuelan Government Strips Congresswomen Of Office After Speech To OAS

Venezuela has continued to assault on civil liberties started by the late Hugo Chavez under his “mini-me” President Nicolas Maduro. That legacy took a particularly menacing turn when opposition congresswomen Maria Corina Machado was stripped of her office after speaking to the Organisation of American States (OAS) about the violence in her country. The Venezuelan […]

How the Venezuelan Government Made the Media into Its Most Powerful Ally

When former Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez was briefly deposed in a 2002 coup, the country's press reacted with unbridled enthusiasm. The daily newspaper El Nacional welcomed the day's events with the headline "One step forward." But...Show More Summary

Venezuelan Protesters Behead Hugo Chávez Statue

This photo of a statute of the late president of Venezuela, Hugo Chávez, has rapidly gone around the world since it was tweeted last week: En Táchira tumbaron el MONUMENTO del Difunto ASESINO y lo decapitaron. PSUV TEMBLAD te llego la hora. #26FMegaTranca pic.twitter.com/4eSOhs4QWG — Christopher Bello R. (@Ethical_Group) February...

Despite Protests, Cult of Chavez Endures in Caracas

CARACAS, Venezuela — Some call 23 de Enero, a barrio on the Western side of Caracas, the most Chavista neighborhood in all of Venezuela It’s at the military barracks here that former Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez led a failed coup attempt and where he was laid to rest after dying of cancer at 58. Show More Summary

Venezuela Marks First Anniversary Of Chavez’s Death

Supporters of the late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez took to the streets across the country Wednesday to commemorate the anniversary of his death from cancer. A planned military parade in the capital city of Caracas was set to demonstrate...Show More Summary

Venezuela's Chavez everywhere a year after death

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — It's been a year since former Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's death, yet it often seems the charismatic leader never left.

'A Perfect Storm': The Failure of Venezuela's New President

``He was hand-picked by Hugo Chávez, but Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has lost control of the country's economy. Vast protests have been the result, but the government in Caracas has shown no signs of bending. ''

Rebel Venezuelan State Beheads Hugo Chavez Statue, Houses Fugitive General

Venezuela is aflame with the fires of rebellion after President Nicolás Maduro arrested opposition leader Leopoldo López and sent communist Cuban forces to assault young, unarmed protesters. Nowhere has there been more rebellion than the western state of Táchira, however, where protesters beheaded a statue of Chávez today. Show More Summary

'The Nation' Backs Repression in Venezuela

The Nation's Stephen Cohen has penned a lengthy criticism of the Venezuelan opposition, now subject to the brutal repression of Hugo Chávez's successor, President Nicolás Maduro, as well as the violence perpetrated by left-wing colectivo vigilantes. Show More Summary

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